Huawei wants United States courts to declare Trump federal ban unconstitutional

Huawei wants United States courts to declare Trump federal ban unconstitutional

A general principle of the USA legal system is "innocent until proven guilty".

The company also stated that NDAA is affecting United States interest in terms of economy and technology.

The two bodies have been engaged in a war of words for several months as the Trump administration looks to crack down on the Chinese firm - with Huawei blocked from United States government agency use under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act earlier this year.

- Pressure mounting: Google has suspended its business activities with Huawei including the transfer of hardware, software and technical services to comply with Trump's Executive Order prohibiting USA firms from having any such transactions with a foreign adversary.

If the threat from Huawei is real, what's the evidence?

Washington's battle with Huawei is spreading to what seems like every corner of business operations around the globe, and this week that included worldwide courier delivery services as well.

Huawei's case against the U.S. was filed in a U.S. District Court in Plano, Texas, challenging what it called an "unconstitutional" National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) preventing government agencies from buying its equipment, services, or working with third parties that are Huawei customers.

"Like other companies, Huawei receives research subsidies from governments in several jurisdictions", the spokeswoman told AFP.

Huawei Technologies Co (華為) has filed a motion for summary judgement in its lawsuit against the USA government, in the telecom equipment maker's latest bid to fight sanctions from Washington that threaten to push it out of global markets.

Huawei's argument is that congress can not create legislation to target a specific person (or company), and that Huawei being named specifically makes the latest ban in violation of the USA constitution. Huawei has confidence in the independence and integrity of the U.S. judicial system. The purge of Huawei was "not normal" and unprecedented, he added.

Huawei has repeatedly denied claims the use of its products presents security risks, and says it is independent from the Chinese government.

Since 2015 China has provided more funding each year to support its exports than the OECD's 36 member-nations combined, according to US Export-Import Bank data. So far, we have no reason to doubt or disagree with Huawei's reasons and actions.

An official in China's top economic planning agency did not rule out using rare earths as a countermeasure against "the U.S.'s unwarranted suppression".

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited rare earth-related businesses in southeastern Jiangxi province earlier this month.

Heavily subsidised land is often used by local governments in China to bring in companies. Instead, the move appeared to be aimed at hurting Japan with which Beijing was having a diplomatic tiff. "They still don't have access to affordable broadband networks", he said.

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